Parallel blogging: Explorations in teacher and learner autonomy

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In order to teach autonomy, the teacher must exercise autonomy in his own learning. A teacher who does not practice autonomy cannot assist his student in achieving a level of autonomy. To employ a slightly tired cliché, we should practice what we preach. This was the call of David Little (1995), one of the first to talk about the teacher’s role in autonomy as anything other than a conduit for the learner’s own empowerment.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationRealizing Autonomy
Subtitle of host publicationPractice and Reflection in Language Education Contexts
EditorsKay Irie, Alison Stewart
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Number of pages14
ISBN (Electronic)9780230358485
ISBN (Print)9780230282643, 9781349328529
Publication statusPublished - 25 Nov 2011

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Sciences(all)
  • Arts and Humanities(all)


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